TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review


 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Grieving for America

Daily Photo Galleries

Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012, 8:57 p.m.
 

Today, I grieve for America. The days of the glory of liberty and the light of a republic established by the great freedoms of the Constitution is over.

I do not wallow in the defeat of a candidate, but I cry for the death of the principles upon which our great nation was established.

America has chosen a path of no return. We the people have chosen to empower the very entity that we fought and feared — a large, centralized federal government.

King George III was defeated by people who prayed for life, liberty and property. These people shed blood for our freedom and country.

We were handed a torch and asked to not let it burn out. All we needed to do was hold it high and remember the blood from which it was lit.

The American people have taken our torch of freedom and thrown it into the ring of the federal government.

We have voted away the very control our Founders wanted — for the people and the states to protect us from the federal government.

We have moved into a stage when people are voting themselves the assets that belong to others. There is a belief that being rich is evil and those with money should give it to others to create equality. In fact, trying to create equality destroys incentive and apathy becomes the norm.

Welcome to the United States. I will pray for all of our leaders and encourage them to think of the purpose and the history of our great nation.

Please remember the people and the liberties that are inherent in nature. Remember America.

Jessica Johns

Vandergrift

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 
 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Crosby banned from Jets game because he missed All-Star Game
  2. LeBeau won’t join Cardinals coaching staff
  3. Former Steelers LB Haggans to do time in Westmoreland jail
  4. Pine-Richland’s DiNucci to Pitt; Kittanning’s Bowers opts for PSU
  5. Pittsburgh cracks down on overcrowded houses
  6. Storm unleashes blizzard conditions on parts of Northeast
  7. Flyers’ Rinaldo suspended 8 games for hit on Letang
  8. Gorman: Not just a no-brainer for Pine-Richland’s DiNucci
  9. Western Pa. farm markets keep customers coming when nothing’s growing
  10. Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
  11. Teen found in Riverview Park last year died of overdose